The Farmer’s Market at Kennedy Plaza, which typically closes for the season after Thanksgiving, will extend into the dead of winter.
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The market will remain open at the plaza on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through December and will likely move indoors at the Long Beach Hotel, at 405 E. Broadway, in January and remain there into February, Bernadette Martin, the market’s manager and program director, told Patch.
“We are going to hold it a few weeks outdoors to try to help out with the holiday season and traffic in the downtown,” Martin said of the market’s extended Saturdays at the plaza.
For six years on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to November, the market has offered producers of everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to selfish and grass-fed beef to pastas and pickles.
Martin said that products are made in Long Beach and throughout Long Island. This season, three Long Beach residents provide hand-made or home-baked goods, and another resident grew sprouts, wheat grass and micro-greens. Students at the NIKE School’s organic garden program provided fresh greens and vegetables.
“Three students from the NIKE Alternative High School were able to complete internships at market this season and got credit needed to graduate, plus a first rate education on the benefits of eating locally,” Martin said when noting the market’s various activities in town.The Farmer’s Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits, Debit cards, WIC and Senior Checks from the NY State Famer’s Market Nutrition Programs. For more information visit www.ligreenmarket.org, or contact Bernadette Martin Phone: 516-543-6033 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.